You are here: Home >> Current Affairs >> January 2017

Latest National and International Current Affairs and Events:

January 2017 Current Affairs:


Name the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who was India's Chief Guest at the Republic Day function held on 26 Jan 2017? H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
What was the theme of National Girl Child Day which was celebrated on January 24, 2017? Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
What was the theme of 7th National Voters Day observed on 25 January 2017? Empowering Young and Future Voters
What is the name of e-platform launched by the Income Tax Department to analyse deposits made between November 9 to December 30, 2016? Operation Clean Money
Name the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India who appointed by the Supreme Court to head a four-member committee of administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body? Vinod Rai
Name the former Indian tennis player who has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations (UN) in India? Ashok Amritraj
Name father of India's first supercomputer and head of RSS-affiliated science body Vijanan Bharti who has been appointed the Chancellor of the Nalanda University? Dr Vijay Bhatkar
Which bank has become India's first bank to deploy a robot inside their branch for customer service purpose? This interactive humanoid, christened as IRA or Intelligent Robotic Assistant will be able to greet customers, and then offer a list of banking services which that customer can get accomplished inside that branch. HDFC Bank
Name the Indian scientist who passed away in the night of January 16, in Bengaluru, after a period of illness? For his pioneering work on black holes he was also known as Black Hole Man of India. Professor C.V. Vishveshwara
Name the bill which was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under which the IIMs will be declared as Institutions of National Importance? The bill will enable IIMs to grant degrees to their students. The Bill provides for complete autonomy to the IIMs, combined with adequate accountability. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017
Name the scheme (yojana) for which the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its post-facto approval? Under this scheme insurance company major LIC will provide a guaranteed return of 8 per cent for 10 years, as part of government's social security and financial inclusion programme. Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017
Name the renowned Urdu poet and lyricist, known to the world by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, who passed away at the age of 89? Jaswant Rai Sharma
120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was celebrated across India on? 23rd January
Against which country India won three-match One Day International (ODI) cricket series by 2-1 margin? England
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on 19.01.2017 announced that ............ town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. Dharamsala
The Union ministry of electronics and information technology under its Digital India programme announced .......... as the first cashless island in India. Karang
Name the Delhi Police Commissioner who was appointed as the new director of CBI on 19th January 2017? His name was cleared by a 3-member selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members. Alok Verma
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled ............. to save Rs. 41,000 crore on the Indian Railways' expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years. Mission 41K
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to ....% down from 7.6 per cent estimated earlier. 6.6%
Name PV Sindhu's team which beat Mumbai Rockets in an epic final 4 - 3 to win their maiden Premier Badminton League title? Chennai Smashers
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is set to be introduced by the Union Government on? July 1, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16.01.2017 increased the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs ......... per day from the present Rs 4,500 with immediate effect. However, there is no change in the weekly withdrawal limits, which stays at Rs 24,000. Rs 10,000
Name the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister who on 16.01.2017 won the Samajwadi Party symbol the cycle from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as the Election Commission assigned the popular emblem to him? The Election Commission said the group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and thus entitled to use the 'Bicycle' symbol. Akhilesh Yadav
Name the retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, who won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his fictional work, Jinnah Often Came to Our House, a book set against the political turmoil of the subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence? Kiran Doshi
The ILO predicted that the number of unemployed people in India will increase from 17.7 million in 2016 to .......... by 2018 even though the country's unemployment rate is expected to go down from 3.5 per cent to 3.4 per cent in 2017. 18 million
On which day Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day? Every year Indian Army celebrates this day as 'Army Day' to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence. 15.01.2017
Name the former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, who died following a brief spell of illness? He was 91. He was Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1987. Surjit Singh Barnala
Which state playing their only second Ranji Trophy final won their maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champions Mumbai by 5 wickets as they chased down 312 on the fifth and the final day of the match largely due to brilliant knock by Parthiv Patel? Gujarat
Name India's first solar ferry boat which was launched by Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the 2.5-km Vaikom-Tavanakkadavu sector? Aaditya
Name the guided rocket which was successfully test-fired by India on 12.01.2017? Pinaka
Who is named Chairman of India's largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)? N. Chandrasekaran
Who is named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of India's largest software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)? Rajesh Gopinathan
Which city will host world's first Gender Literature Festival from April 7th to April 9th? Patna
Which mobile application was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in a bid to promote ease of ticketing through digital transactions? IRCTC Rail Connect app
Name the Budget airliner which in association with Delhi Police has launched a scheme named "Aakhiri Ahuti" to carry bodies of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national capital, to their homes free of cost? IndiGo
Name the second indigenously built Scorpene submarine, which was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai? It is the second of the six submarines being built at the MDL in collaboration with DCNS of France, as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy. Kalvari, India's first Scorpene-class submarine, is completing sea trials and will be commissioned shortly. INS Khanderi
The National Youth Festival was inaugurated on January 12, 2016 in at the upcoming-capital, Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh. The theme for the National Youth Festival 2016 is 'India Youth for Skill, Development and Harmony'. 20th
At which place Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India International Exchange (INX), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), at International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat International Finance Tec-city (GIFT)? Gandhinagar
At which place four-day Nobel Prize Exhibition titled "The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World" was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi? Ahmedabad
At which place 20th National Conference on e-Governance was held from 09th to 10th January 2017? Visakhapatnam
At which place the 350th Prakash Parv (also Prakash Utsav) or birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji was celebrated in January 2017? Patna
Name the renowned sitar player of Beenkar Gharana, a recipient of Padma Shri (1970) and Padma Bhushan (2006), who passed away on 04.01.2017? Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
India won the 2016 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship defeating ........... in the finals held at Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri. Bangladesh
In which place five-day annual Indian Science Congress, 104th edition, was held from 3rd Jan to 7th January 2017 at the Sri Venkateswara University? Tirupati
Who was appointed as the new Chief Justice of India succeeding CJI T S Thakur? Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar


Name the Portuguese footballer who won the Best FIFA Men's Player Award? Cristiano Ronaldo
Who won Men's Singles title in Australian Open 2017 by defeating Rafal Nadal (Spain) in the final? He won his 18th Grand Slam title and is currently the winner of maximum Grand Slam men's singles titles. Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Who won Women's Singles title in Australian Open 2017 by defeating Venus Williams (USA) in the final? She won her 23rd Grand Slam title breaking the record of Steffi Graf's 22 titles in the Open era. Serena Williams (USA)
Name the French women who was crowned Miss Universe 2016 at a beauty pageant held in Manila, Philippines? Iris Mittenaere
Which sports person lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after team mate Nesta Carter was caught doping? Usain Bolt
Name the US astronaut, who was the last man to walk on the moon, who passed away on 16 January 2017? Eugene Cernan
Who sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America (USA)? Donald Trump
2017 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Who was appointed as the ninth Secretary General of United Nations Organisation (UNO) succeeding Ban Ki-moon? Previously, he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. Antonio Guterres
Which country became first in the world to run all its electric trains on 100% wind power? Netherland
Name the Vice President of United States to whom President Barack Obama bestowed the United State's highest civil honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony? Joe Biden
Which country on 11.01.2017 became the first country in the world to ban FM radio broadcasting? Norway

Highlights of Australian Open 2017

Men's SinglesRoger Federer (Switzerland)Rafal Nadal (Spain)
Women's SinglesSerena Williams (USA)Venus Williams (USA)
Mens's DoublesHenri Kontinen (Finland) and John Peers (Australia)Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (USA)
Women's DoublesBethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.A.) and Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) and Peng Shuai (China)
Mixed DoublesAbigail Spears (USA) and Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)Sania Mirza (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

Highlights of FIFA Awards 2016

The Best FIFA Men's Player AwardCristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
The Best FIFA Women's Player AwardCarli Lloyd (USA)
The FIFA lifetime achievement awardFalcao (Columbia)